Due to the lack of temperature we are cancelling tonights womens training session. For our beginner women who are yet to complete certification, we are inviting everyone out to next weeks Tuesday night massed start racing to race together as a group and complete certification there.
A huge thanks to our awesome board member and beginners coach, Brian Sullivan for his great work in coming up with our 2013 Pro Race Series Poster design. And huge thank you's out to all of our sponsors who make everything that we do possible, including none other than our exclusively preferred printers over at Uprinting.com. They do a great job with all of our promotional printing needs, so be sure to give them a shout if you need anything printed. So without further ado, here it is:
Coming up tomorrow on the 26th of March is the Georgia Rides to the Capitol event. The ride is to raise support for improved conditions for bicycling in Georgia and is supported by the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA). More info on the ride can be found on the website : http://www.georgiaridestothecapitol.org/
Once again, we'll be leading a group departing from the velodrome and heading up the the capitol to merge with the other groups at the Hurt Park merge point, before converging en-mass to the final destination at the state capitol building. Ride distance from the velodrome to the capitol is approximately 8 miles long and we'll be riding at a leasurely 12-14mph. Departure time from the velodrome is 10:45am Sharp, so be there a few minutes beforehand to catch up with us.
Once again we are allowing folks to reserve their race numbers for the 2013 season, so head over to the forum and post your preferred race number for this season: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/topic/2013/03/reserve-your-race-number....
No real guidelines, although we would prefer most number reservations to be below 100 if possible(makes it easier on our scorers to write two numbers more times than three!)
The EPVA is proud to announce that we have been granted $5,000 from the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation(AFYF) to help support our Youth Cycling League program. The support from the AFYF will allow us to keep up with some the costs of operating the program and purchase replacement equipment and clothing for our kids, to keep them riding and enjoying their track cycling. The AFYF has been great supporter of the EPVA over the years(including granting directly to our youth program in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2007 and 2006) and it's great for us to be able to work with them again this year. Huge thanks to the folks over at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and the AFYF, and we're sure that their support will enable us to continue to grow the program throughout the year.
Due to the rain, the Youth Cycling events are canceled for tonight, 03/18.
Here it is folks, the moment you've been waiting for, DLV's 2013 Pro Race Series schedule. Kicking of our PRS this year will once again be the Keirin on May 11th, and again presented by Ethic, Inc.. May's Need for Speed Sprints event will again be presented to us by Maxxis Tires. On to July it will be time for Outback Bikes to present 'The Omnium', and Parks Law will be our new sponsor of the July Need for Speed event. Moving on to September we will have a completely brand new event, the Velodrome Cup, which will be sponsored by Batdorf and Bronson. We are still working on the final details for this event, so stay tuned to see what is up! We are excited for the season to get going here shortly and we hope that you are too! Read all about it over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/proraceseries.html
Saturday May 11th - Ethic, Inc. presents 'The Keirin'
Friday May 10th - Maxxis Need for Speed Sprints
Saturday July 13th - Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium'
Friday July 10th - Parks Law Need for Speed Sprints
Saturday September 7th - Batdorf & Bronson Velodrome Cup
Friday September 6th - Need for Speed Sprints
Due to the current rainy conditions, we are cancelling tonights Youth Cycling League session
We've updated our waiver for this year and moving forward. We've fixed up a couple of typos and also made the entry fields editable. So if you feel like typing more than writing, just fill it out online, print it, sign it and bring it with you next time you come to the velodrome. If you've already signed a waiver for this year, there is no need to worry, we don't need another one from you. See the new version over here:
2013 Season Passes are now available online over in our store: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/fees.html . Prices have not changed for any of our passes, but we have added the option to add a donation on to your season pass right from the store page, so feel free to make an additional contribution if you choose. All passes will be good through April 2014 and it is important to note that season passes are not refundable for any reason. If you think you might not fully use your season pass for some reason, it is recommended that you pay as you go for all of your racing and training sessions.
If you are in the market for a new frame and would also like to help out the velodrome, Blue Competition Cycles has some clearance track frames for sale for $375 for frame and fork, and for each frame sold, $25 will go to your nominated "home" velodrome. Just type Dick Lane Velodrome in the comments of your purchase and you'll be helping us out! Here is the link to purchase: http://www.bicyclewoman.com/product_p/blue_tr250.htm and you can see their specs over here: http://rideblue.com/bikearchive.php?state=tr250
We know we are moving closer to the start of our season, as our 2013 Youth Cycling League will be kicking off next week. The kids will be back at it again with the same schedule that we had in 2012, no major changes to the program have been made. Youth U12 will once again ride from 5:30pm till 6:30pm and they'll be followed by the U16 kids from 6:30pm till 7:30pm. All the info for the program is here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/youthcyclingleague.html and as with last year we are asking parents of kids from outside of the City of East Point to make a one time $50 donation if they are able. This is an optional donation to help keep the program funded and operational. If anyone else feels the need to make a donation, you can do so over at our donations page: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/donate.html . For reference, it costs the EPVA about $150 for each child that participates in the program and or about $230 for each session of the program that we run each year.
Due to the rainy conditions at the track right now, we are cancelling tonights Womens Training Session.
We have a fitting kit available from Starlight Clothing for those folks who are interested in checking out the sizing of the new DLV Jerseys and Bib Shorts. The kit will be available this Tuesday and Wednesday evening. We will be placing the order at the end of the week so this will be your chance to get in early! Socks by DeFeet have now arrived and are now in stock and will be available at the velodrome from this Tuesday evening, so be sure to let us know if you are interested in purchasing those for $10 per pair. See them over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/797
As we move closer towards the start of the season we want to keep everyone up to date with changes that we are making to help produce some great racing and great racers at the velodrome. The Wednesday racing program will undergo some changes mostly related to categorization. As a general rule for Wednesday nights this year we will be combining categories and just running two categories, A/B and B/C. The main goal behind this is the get folks more experience racing with larger groups, so that they will be better equipped to handle our(and other velodromes) larger events where the field size may be significantly bigger. We will have thresholds at which point we will split the categories back out to have A, B, and C. You can see the full program on the weekly racing page over here: